Féile Binn Éadair May 19th -21st 2023
Féile Binn Éadair (formely Howth Tradfest) is a unique Traditional Music festival in the fishing village of Howth on the outskirts of Dublin. For one weekend in May Howth will be filled with music. Six venues will serve up 27 free gigs and sessions around the village and hill of Howth in a packed schedule while some special headline acts will perform ticketed concerts at other venues. Wander from gig to gig like you’re at Electric Picnic but without any entry fee.
Headlining the festival is Iarla O Lionóird with Cormac McCarthy in a very special candlelit concert in the 19th Century Church at the gates of Howth Castle. St. Marys church is the perfect venue for Twice Grammy nominated artist Iarla Ó Lionáird. He is probably best know as the lead singer with Irish/America Supergroup The Gloaming but his groundbreaking work to date encompasses so much more, making him one of the truly great Irish singers of our time. Also headlining is folk singer Daoirí Farrell. On the verge of releasing his fourth solo album in early 2023, he can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades. Also on the bill is ‘The Legend of Luke Kelly – Dubliner’ performed by Chris Kavannagh. The show is not a tribute but a journey through Luke’s music that has received rave reviews in Ireland and abroad. From the genre-bending, high-energy folk sound of Bog Bodies to the Electronic Trad Reggae of Manglam PI, Féile Binn Éadair has something for everyone.
Iarla Ó Lionáird with Cormac McCarthy - Bog Bodies - Daoirí Farrell - The Legend of Luke Kelly Dubliner - Sin A Deir Sí - Saltaire - Noiníní - The Beermats - Niamh Parsons & Siobhan Moore - Manglam PI - Flog The Dog - The Crooked Jacks - The Bogs - Leo Rickard - DJ Danny Deepo - Billy Treacy & The Scope - Green Waves - The Macks - Tradify - Strings & Things - The Dead Irish - Eachtra - The Dublin Rovers - Howth Chamber Orchestra - Derek Copley - Folk Alley - Celtic Breeze - Trad Session Trail. In addition there will be Musical Voayages around Ireland’s Eye with Howth Uilleann Piper Leo Rickard each afternoon. Leo will also be giving a piping workshop on the Saturday morning.
The venues include The Summit Inn, McNeills, The Bloody Stream, The Harbour Bar, Findlaters, The Waterside, O’Connells, The Abbey Tavern, Howth Sea Angling Club and St. Mary’s Church.
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